Meet us at Innovation for Health, Rotterdam, 16 February 2017
During Innovation for Health, cutting-edge innovations and ideas for healthcare will be presented to more than 800 delegates.
New training days of the IP Academy
On Thursday, 13 October, the IP basic training course of the IP Academy was held. This course covers practical aspects of IP: what is actually protected by a patent, trademark or design?
Patent for rusk indentation cannot be beaten
By now he has become one of the most famous inventors in the Netherlands: Theo Tempels (77). In 1999 the keen rusk eater invented the indentation in rusks. He applied for a patent. In the summer of 2016 he won a lawsuit from a major rusk manufacturer based on his patent.
Learning from the German Employee Invention Act?
Germany is one of the few countries in Europe where the regulations and fees for employee inventions are clearly laid down in an Employee Invention Act. Other countries, including the Netherlands, should take this as an example. What can we learn from German legislation?
Brexit delays unitary patent
This spring Europe was surprised by Brexit. By now it has become clear that there will also be quite a few consequences for the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court. Patent Attorney Peter de Lange from V.O.: “We were supposed to start with this next year. But I can’t say if it’s even going ahead at all right now.”
Nuon Solar Team wins Solar Challenge in South Africa
After having finished first in last year’s World Solar Challenge in Australia, the Nuna8s has now also won the SASOL Solar Challenge in South Africa. The race was from Pretoria to Cape Town. The team won their victory on 1 October. V.O. is one of the proud team sponsors.